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St. Andrew Music Society Concerts

The Saint Andrew Music Society (SAMS) was founded by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1965 to provide a setting for outstanding concerts in the favorable acoustics and warm atmosphere of our beautiful sanctuary.

We invite you to attend our Music on Madison series on Sunday afternoons from October through May featuring performances by guest artists and ensembles. Our resident choral society, the Saint Andrew Chorale, presents four additional major concerts with orchestras and instrumentalists, performing great sacred choral works throughout the season.

The Saint Andrew Music Society relies on the contributions of our "Friends of the Saint Andrew Music Society." Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law, and donors are acknowledged in the major concert programs throughout the season.

Admission to most Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door. Tickets for the concerts sung by the Saint Andrew Chorale and Professional Choir of MAPC may be purchased in advance or at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance through a SAMS Choral Subscription offers a 25% savings off full admission. Individual tickets for the Saint Andrew Chorale’s Brahms Requiem on November 16; Elora Festival Singers on March 15; Professional Choir of MAPC on March 29; and the Saint Andrew Chorale and New York City Children’s Chorus on May 3, may also be purchased online by using a credit card.

Upcoming Concerts

Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt & Godowsky Nadejda Vlaeva has received great acclaim as a recitalist and recording artist. She returns to the Music on Madison series to perform pinnacles of the piano repertoire: Chopin’s Ballade in G minor; Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata; Liszt’s Sonata in B minor; and four movements Leopold Godowsky’s Renaissance Suite - masterful and playful arrangements of works by Rameau. Complete program information and the artist's biography may be found in the Press Release (.PDF), below. Admission is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 - Students/62+); Children 12 & Under: free!
Music on Madison: Nadejda Vlaeva, piano
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  March 1
Elora Festival Singers Noel Edison, conductor James Bourne, piano; Andrew Henderson, organ The Elora Festival Singers has established a reputation as one of the finest chamber choirs in Canada and beyond, through regular concerts, recordings, broadcasts and touring. Founded by Noel Edison in 1980, the all-professional chamber choir is the choir-in-residence of the Elora Festival for four weeks each summer, and is the core of the renowned Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. With ten releases on the NAXOS label, the EFS is known for its rich, warm sound and clarity of texture. Their program will feature works by Bach, Miskinis, Copland & Eric Whitacre; Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb; and works by Canadian composers Healey Willan, Timothy Corlis and Stephen Chatman. Complete program details and further information may be found in the press release (.PDF) below. General Admission: $25; Students/62+: $20. Individual tickets for this concert may be purchased in advance or as part of MAPC’s Choral Subscription series (see below).
Music on Madison: Elora Festival Singers
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  March 15
Vivaldi: Concertos for 1, 2 & 4 Violins! Since its founding in 2009, Juilliard415, the School’s principal period-instrument ensemble, has made significant contributions to musical life in New York and beyond. The group will be joined by internationally renowned Baroque violinist Rachel Podger, who has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of the Baroque and Classical periods. They will perform four concertos from L’Estro Armonico: Violin Concerto No. 12, 'La Certa'; Concerto for 2 Violins, No. 8 & 11; Concerto for 4 Violins, No. 4 & 10; and La Stravaganza: Concerto for Violin, Op. 4, No. 8 in D minor. For complete program details and artists' biographies, please see the Press Release (.PDF) below. General Admission: $25; Students/62+: $20. Tickets for this concert may be purchased in advance (see below).
Music on Madison: Juilliard415, with Rachel Podger, Baroque Violinist
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  March 19

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